John Helgeson is active/lives in California, North Dakota. John Helgeson is known for printmaking, abstract expressionism.
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Biography John Helgeson
The following is from the artist, August 2003:
John Helgeson's art career started after he was discharged from the Air Force in 1954 when he enrolled in California College of Arts and Crafts. He majored in Advertising Art his first four years and then, under the urging of George Miyasaki, one of the leaders in American printmaking, he went on for his masters degree in printmaking with the hope of getting a teaching position at a college. During this time he began getting his prints accepted into major juried art exhibits throughout the country. One of his fondest memories of those school years was having coffee in the cafeteria with Richard Diebenkorn who taught there for a while.
1960 was a good year for art in the San Franci
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